MSNBC’S Joy Reid: Close Election Shows Widespread ‘Racism, Anti-Blackness, Anti-Wokeness’ In America


MSNBC’s Joy Reid declared on Wednesday that America has “a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness” because the race between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is so close.

Reid and Rachel Maddow discussed the closeness of the race and how the potential for a “red wave” bothered them so much because they’ve spent five years reporting on alleged Russian collusion, Trump “undermining national security,” “impeachment,” “racism” and “Nazis,” yet somehow millions of Americans still voted for Trump.

“I think even though we intellectually understand what America is at its base, right? That there is a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness, this idea that political correctness is some sort of scheme to destroy white America, right? Like, we know what this country is, but still part of you — I think part of your heart says, ‘You know what, maybe the country’s going to pay off all of this pain,’” Reid said.

“As the night went on, and I realized, and it sunk in, OK that’s not happening. We are still who we thought, unfortunately,” Reid continued. “It’s disappointing. I emerge from this disappointed…. (Read more)

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